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Red Orchids

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1401 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407-5031
+1 843-573-8787
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11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Welcoming and Friendly service Nice bar and wine selections Food was disappointing especially the rice and appetizer to share (all fried).nothing to rave about. Lamb was not worth $20. Using lots of onion (inexpensive) and not so much protein...

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Greenville, South Carolina
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited for the first time and the food is great . We will be back, as this is a great hidden gem in Charleston. Give it a try you will be glad you did.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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67 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always enjoy lunch and/or dinner at Red Orchids. The food is killer and individually prepared. The special flavor ice creams are great!

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Homestead
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Not your typical Chinese restaurant! Great atmospheres! Excellent service! Good food! Lumpia for appetizer, but sampler for two was a good appetizer as well. (We were a large group)

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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543 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Chinese food is not readily available in the Charleston area and by far Red Orchid is the best. We enjoyed many appetizers including the fried dumplings and wonton soup. For entrees the chicken kung pao, tangerine chicken (favorite) and crispy chicken. All we very good!! Ice cream for dessert is fun too - chocolate cayenne was the bomb!

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Dayton, Ohio
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

I have traveled the world over and spent two years in Asia, this is one of my favorite restaurants around. The food is always fresh and unique which is hard to come by these days! The staff and the owner Tony make this place stand out as a top pick!!!

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Charleston, SC
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

There are not many Chinese restaurants in Charleston, so this is probably the best. There is not a whole lot to write about here. The food was alright, but wasn't too much on the menu I knew much about. Won Ton soup was outstanding, fried rice tasted different. Couldn't put my finger on it. I ordered the orange chicken. Was... More 

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Summerville, South Carolina
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166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Outstanding Chinese food, better if you know how to order off the menu. Our neighbors from mainland China first turned us on to Red Orchids. This place is a must if you love REAL Chinese food!!! While not cheap, you get what you pay for!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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416 reviews
386 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Based on the glowing reviews, I really had my hopes up. And it IS very good. But not excellent. I had the Shiitake entree, and with a name like that I expect more than three halves of mushroom caps. The flavor of the dish was great. Also the egg drop soup was no different than any other anywhere. Decor is... More 

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Thank R C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Red Orchids is the best Chinese in Charleston. It is located in in an old strip mall in West Ashley near Charlestown Landing. It is definitely worth the drive. The food is not your typical "buffet"t Chinese. It is more upscale in the prices reflect that. The food is more like PF Changs but better. Some of my favorites are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1401 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407-5031
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-573-8787

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?